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  • primemeridian primemeridian Jun 3, 2014 7:23 AM Flag

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    Published: June 3, 2014 3:00 a.m.

    Some wary over Habitat homes

    Associated Press

    BLOOMINGTON – Some Bloomington residents say they were surprised that a Habitat for Humanity chapter picked their neighborhood for construction of several new homes.

    Sarah Taylor said she and others living in the West Pointe subdivision didn’t know Monroe County Habitat for Humanity had bought seven lots there until excavation equipment showed up a month ago.

    Volunteers will be building three houses in the neighborhood on the city’s southwest side as part of a 12-day construction blitz starting this week, The Herald-Times reported.

    Taylor said she believed Habitat for Humanity is a great organization, but the group and the neighborhood’s developer didn’t tell residents in advance about the plans.

    “Surely, we should have had some notice,” Taylor said. “We had no voice in this.”

    Kerry Thomson, executive director of the Habitat chapter, said anyone could have bought the lots and that the new homeowners will be good neighbors.

    This year’s project is the chapter’s fifth annual Builders Blitz, with local professional homebuilders, suppliers and volunteers constructing the houses with donated materials and labor.

    Three families, including a family with six children, will receive the homes from Habitat.

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